Too Fat to Kill?

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Edward Ates, accused of murdering his ex-son-in-law, Paul Duncsak, in New Jersey, is presenting a novel defense. His lawyer, Walter Lesnevich, contends that the 5' 8" Ates, who weighed 285 pounds at the time of the murder in August 2006, was too fat to have run up a flight of stairs, shot Duncsak 6 times, gathered all of the shell casings and made a successful getaway. Unfortunately for the defense, Ates has lost 40 pounds since he has been in custody and does not look as obese as he did at the time of his arrest. (photo: Bergen County Prosecutors' Office)